The History of the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery
Built in the heart of New Orleans’ bustling port district, just steps from the French Quarter, it served as a coffee warehouse before being purchased by E.J. Hart & Company. They used the building as a chandlery, and traded in goods used for sailing voyages – from canvas and rope to paper, tobacco and patent medicines.
Prior to the turn of the 20th century (when New Orleans renumbered its street addresses), the building’s address was 77 Tchoupitoulas Street. In a nod to this heritage, and a tribute to the neighborhood’s artistic roots, the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery takes its name from this original address.